The Miss Universe Organization Appoints Producer In California To Conduct Preliminary Competitions

May 03, 2013, 12:05 ET from The Miss Universe Organization

NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miss Universe Organization announced today it has appointed a producer in California to conduct preliminary competitions for the 2014 MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® pageants. Additionally, new licensees have also been named for New York and New Hampshire.

Pam Wilson and Alex Kuty of Top Ten Productions Inc., in Southern California have been selected to oversee and produce the 2014 MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® pageants, the winners of which will compete at a National level next year at MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA.  Pam Wilson has over thirty years of event, pageant and fashion production experience and has served several years as a local director for the Miss California USA system.  Pam has an impressive track record in the pageant industry.  Many of her titleholders have won the state crown and gone on to place at Nationals.    

Alex Kuty, a special events manager and publicist for SeaWorld, is a former San Diego Chargers Cheerleader and has many years of pageant experience including serving as the producer and choreographer for several USA state pageants in California, New York and New Hampshire.  

Debbie Miller and Cindy Provost of D&D Investments Inc., have been tapped to run the MISS NEW YORK USA and MISS NEW YORK TEEN USA pageants and Laurie and Anthony Clemente of Clemente Productions will be taking over the New Hampshire pageants.  

Miller and Provost are the current license holders in six states, including Rhode Island, home of reigning Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo and Maryland, home of reigning Miss USA, Nana Meriwether. They have over 27 years of experience in state pageants.  

Laurie Clemente and her husband, Anthony have been the directors of Massachusetts since 1997 and have produced two National winners at the Miss USA stage.  In addition to taking over the New Hampshire pageants, the Clementes were awarded the Maine franchise earlier this year.

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About Miss Universe Organization:
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today.  As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA are dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness for HIV/AIDS and breast and ovarian cancers. For more information, visit:

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